The Opus One 2017 offers a harmonious aromatic balance of rich dark fruit, stems of roses, and earthy forest floor. The juicy entry offers a round, silky mouthfeel with just enough acidity to complement the satin texture.
The wine’s round tannins and creamy texture envelop the familiar flavors of fresh cherries with a touch of dark chocolate. This polished and age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a satiny finish and a slight grip of tannin at the close.
Aromas of candied blackberry and earthiness in this 40 plus years old wine. Flavors of cooked berries, almond and cassis. Brightness and fruit came through on nose and in flavors. Spice on long finish. Such a treat. Beautifully aged Magnum bottle.
A moderately deep garnet, the 2003 Opus One offers aromas of blackberry, plum, hazelnut, graphite, olive oil, cocoa and dried cherries. The wine presents a soft entry with rich, flannel-like tannins supporting a sweetness and purity of balance.
the 1987 Opus One is simply gorgeous. Cinnamon, cloves, cigar box, cedar, menthol, licorice and pine all flesh out in a deeply expressive, resonant Opus One of the highest level. Young, vibrant and utterly impeccable, the tannins remain alive.
Fully mature with tobacco, black cherry, truffle, earth, blackberry, cocoa, forest floor and spice box aromas, the wine strides the perfect middle ground between the rich, ripe, luscious style of California Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dark plums, black cherries, licorice, tar and smoke all take shape as the 2006 opens up in the glass. Overall, this is a supple Opus One with good complexity but less of the personality of the best wines of the year.